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IceHogs Look to Bounce Back Against Griffins in Home Matchup Today

Pregame Preview SUNDAY FEBRUARY 20 2022

Rockford, IL– The Rockford IceHogs return home for the second matchup of the weekend home-and-home series with the Grand Rapids Griffins today at 4PM at BMO Harris Bank Center.

The first 1,500 fans in the building will receive an exclusive first responders hat designed by IceHogs captain Garrett Mitchell! Tonight is the sixth of eight meetings between the two clubs.

IceHogs Game Preview: IceHogs vs. Griffins - 2/20/22


Know Before You Go – Join us Tonight at the BMO!

Wear Your Mask - All fans entering the BMO Harris Bank Center over the age of two are required to wear a face mask that completely covers their nose and mouth, except when actively eating or drinking.

Your Phone is Your Ticket - All guests are required to enter IceHogs home games at the BMO Harris Bank Center using a mobile ticket. Be sure to download the IceHogs mobile app, as no printouts or screenshots will be accepted. Download the IceHogs app here!

Leave Your Bags/Purses at Home - The Rockford IceHogs and BMO Harris Bank Center will continue to enforce their clear-bag gameday policy. Clear Back Policy

Cashless Payments Only - Don’t forget the BMO Harris Bank Center is a fully cashless arena; cash will not be accepted for food, beverage, and merchandise purchases.

Tune In LIVE on the IceHogs Broadcast Network Presented by BMO Harris Bank
Watch and listen to tonight’s game and every game this season on the IceHogs Broadcast Network presented by BMO Harris Bank! Tune in on 23.3 Circle TV and listen from your favorite device, at home or on the road at IceHogs.com and on the IceHogs app! Fans can also tune in on all of Mid-West Family’s local stations including 104.9 The X, B103, 95.3 The Bull, and Rockford Greatest Hits 100.5 and featured on Rock River Current, the Stateline’s premier source for local events, news and culture.


Hello Old Friend

The IceHogs and Griffins have not met for a series in over two months when Rockford traveled to Grand Rapids for back-to-back games on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4. The two teams split the weekend series with the IceHogs taking the first game 4-1. Forwards Carson Gicewicz and Alex Nylander scored in the following night, but the Griffins tallied five goals in the first period and went on to win 6-2. The Griffins scored three goals in the third period of last night’s game to beat the IceHogs 5-2. Today will be the first time the Griffins have played at the BMO since Nov. 6 when they skated away with a 2-1 win over the IceHogs.

Unexpected Trouble

Despite the IceHogs sitting in third place in the Central Division, three spots ahead of the Griffins, Rockford has continued to struggle with matchups against Grand Rapids. This season the IceHogs have won just one out of five matchups with the Griffins. The lone victory came on Dec. 4 when Rockford defeated Grand Rapids 4-1 on the road. With just three matchups remaining between the two teams this year, Rockford would need to sweep the rest of the series in order to finish the year .500 against the Griffins.

Hogs Looking to Start New Streak

The IceHogs went into last night’s matchup riding a season-long four-game win streak with wins over Milwaukee, Iowa, and Chicago. It’s Rockford’s longest win-streak since winning three in a row between Jan. 7-14. But last night’s 5-2 loss to the Griffins snapped that streak, leaving the IceHogs season-high at four games.

Game Notes, Rosters and Information

After tonight’s matchup, the IceHogs won’t play again until Friday, Feb. 25 when they travel to Iowa for a 7PM game at Wells Fargo Arena. It will be the first of three straight games for Rockford as they will immediately return home for matchups with the Texas Stars on Saturday, Feb. 26 and Sunday, Feb. 27 at BMO Harris Bank Center.

Watch and listen to the action on the IceHogs Broadcast Network presented by BMO Harris Bank! Tune in from your favorite device, at home or on the road at IceHogs.com and on the IceHogs app! Fans can also watch every IceHogs home game and select road games this season on 23.3 Circle TV and every game on AHLTV and listen in on all of Mid-West Family’s local stations including 104.9 The X, B103, 95.3 The Bull, and Rockford Greatest Hits 100.5 and featured on Rock River Current.

2021-22 Regular-Season Records:
Rockford: 21-17-3-1 (3rd, Central Division)
Grand Rapids: 19-19-5-2 (6th, Central Division)


2021-22 Head-to-Head Schedule:

Oct. 15 at Grand Rapids, 6-1 Loss

Nov. 6 at Rockford, 2-1 Loss Recap & Highlights

Dec. 3 at Grand Rapids, 4-1 Win Recap & Highlights

Dec. 4 at Grand Rapids, 6-2 Loss Recap & Highlights

Feb. 19 at Grand Rapids, 6 p.m. 5-2 Loss Recap & Highlights

Feb. 20 at Rockford, 4 p.m.

Mar. 19 at Rockford, 6 p.m.

Apr. 20 at Rockford, 4 p.m.

IceHogs vs. Griffins 2021-22 Head-to-Head Record
1-4-0-0

IceHogs vs. Griffins, All-Time
54-47-5-4

Head Coaches
Rockford: Anders Sorensen (4th season with IceHogs, 1st as Interim Head Coach)
Grand Rapids: Ben Simon (4th season with Griffins)

NHL Affiliate
Rockford: Chicago Blackhawks
Grand Rapids: Detroit Red Wings